It’s been a long time and much wondering as to what was happening but now we officially know who will be the next to put on the cape and cowl and take up the mantle of Batman.
That man is Robert Pattinson. Pattinson who’s name had been thrown in the rumor mill of potential younger Bruce Wayne’s for Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN is now said to be the man according to Variety.
Pattinson gained notoriety as a heartthrob in the Twilight film series and this year alone has several projects to be released.
Production on The Batman is said to begin either late this year or early 2020 with the film’s release date set for June 25, 2021.
First there was the announcement that the upcoming CW show BATWOMAN was heading to series, then there was the teaser trailer and now we have a full trailer showing us Kate Kane’s beginning so to speak, Gotham and much more.
Check out the trailer below
Here is the official synopsis for the show
“Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).
“Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Hey guys remember “bat nipples” and the awful portrayal of the caped crusader we got in Batman & Robin? Well let’s be honest here the film as a whole was awful. But George Clooney who donned the cape and cowl in the ill fated Joel Schumacher film has recently revealed that he had trued to convince his long time friend, Ben Affleck to not pick up the mantle of the dark knight.
Clooney worked as a producer on Argo with Affleck . While working with him, he cautioned him, telling THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it.’ It was only from my experience, which is, you know…”
Clooney was quick to add that, “He did great, though.” He went on to add:
“[Arnold] Schwarzenegger was paid, I think, $25 million for that, which was like 20 times more than I was paid for it, and, you know, we never even worked together! We worked together one day. But I took all the heat. Now, fair deal; I was playing Batman and I wasn’t good in it, and it wasn’t a good film, but what I learned from that failure was, I had to rethink how I was working. Because now I wasn’t just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself.”
Clooney has had a great film career following his role as Batman and Affleck still has a promising one so the thought of it being a stifle is not possible at all.
James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD is loading up with all star talent. From the newest additions to the squad in John Cena, Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian & Daniela Melchior to returning members Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney & Joel Kinneman this film already seems stacked to the brim.
Well now you can add another name to the list of top tier talent. Michael Rooker, who worked with Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol’s 1 & 2 as Yondu Udonta, will now be taking on the role of King Shark in the SUICIDE SQUAD sequel.
The character of King Shark has been gaining in popularity as of late thanks to his appearances in The Flash TV series. This will be the character’s first big screen live-action appearance. Because of King Shark’s massive size and heavy usage of CGI its completely possible that Rooker will be primarily performing voice work and IF we see the actor it will be in flashbacks.
After her arrival into the Arrowverse during this year’s crossover ELSEWORLDS (which worked as a back door pilot) many were left wondering when would we see Ruby Rose don the cape and cowl once again. Well now we are closer to finding out our answer.
Batwoman has officially been ordered to series at the CW, and the network has debuted a first-look promo and banner to accompany the announcement.
The teaser is brief, but it does give us a new look at Kate Kate (Ruby Rose) suited-up as Gotham’s new protector, and we also get a glimpse of the show’s official logo right at the end.
With this series order, it makes history as Batwoman becomes the first live-action scripted drama to focus on a lesbian superhero played by an out lead actress. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) penned the script and will serve as showrunner.
Check out the teaser
Last night the very psychedelic and “trippy” poster for the final season of LEGION on FX was released . Now today FX gives us the first trailer for the upcoming final season and it is just as much of a wild ride as the poster is.
In this trailer we get a trip through time, David Haller (Dan Stevens) labeling himself “The Magic Man” while seemingly running a cult, Ptonomy with a new robot body, Kerry and Cary are back as well as Syd and the Shadow King.
But one of the most surprising things is that we get our first look at Harry Lloyd as Professor Charles Xavier who is seemingly connected to cerebro.
Check out the trailer and see the wildness for yourself.
Stepping into Phase four, Marvel Studios is definitely keep their momentum going and even ramping it up a bit with new casting announcements to their upcoming films.
This newest one completely falls along those lines. Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones and Bodyguard is in talks to join Marvel Studios The Eternals. Madden joins Angelina Jolie Ma-Dong Seok and Kumail Nanjiani .
The word is that Madden will be playing Ikaris, a member of The Eternals.